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Mango Lemon Balm Pops

This is the second post of my personal favorite DIY popsicles, you can of course use any fruit that you like. There is just something so appealing about lemon and mango being put together into a delicious treat. Thank you once again to Lake Austin Spa Resort.

 

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed orange or pineapple juice
  • Several pieces of fresh lemon verbena and lemon balm
  • 1 large ripe mango, peeled and diced or 2 cups frozen mango chunks
 Directions
  1. Crush the herbs and stir into the juice and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Strain and discard the herbs and add the mango pieces in a blender container.
  3. Blend ingredients until smooth and pour into molds. Freeze overnight.
Notes
Substitute persimmon pulp, guava or banana for the mango for a different tropical flavor.


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Yogurt Berry Pops

So these next 2 posts are going to be my personal favorite DIY popsicles, you can of course use any fruit that you like but these 2 specific ones are my absolute favorite. Thanks to Lake Austin Spa Resort

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen berries – strawberry, blueberry, raspberry or any combination
  • 1 cup low fat vanilla Greek style yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar
  • Fresh mint
Directions
  1. Process berries until smooth in a blender or food processor.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and process until well blended.
  3. Pour into molds and freeze overnight.
  4. Vary the flavors of yogurt and fruits.
  5. Try coconut Greek yogurt with fresh pineapple chunks, strawberry yogurt with fresh bananas.

 


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Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal Recipe

Okay, so with this post my inner child is screaming with glee! Don’t you remember when your parents would tell you “no sweets for breakfast!” Well lets just say I am your fairy godmother granting you this wonderful wish. I just have 3 words for you. Chocolate. Brownie. Oatmeal. You’re welcome and try not to drool too much. Thanks to  Pritikin Longevity Center.

 

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats cooked with 1.5 cups of water
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder (raw, unsweetened)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup milk (non-fat)
  • 1 tablespoon walnuts (optional)
  • 1 cup blueberries (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons Splenda
Directions
  1. Cook the oats with 1.5 cups of water until the oats are fluffy and all the water has disappeared (I do this by cooking it for 2 minutes in the microwave, stirring, and cooking it for 2 more minutes.)
  2. Add the cocoa powder and cinnamon to the cooked oats while they are still hot.
  3. Stir until everything is fully combined, and your oats have a deep chocolatey color.
  4. Add the walnuts, and the milk (you can add as much milk as you like – I use about 1/2 a cup to give the oats a nice creamy consistency)
  5. Add the splenda and stir to combine until the oats have the consistency you like. If you’re using blueberries, add them in now.
  6. Enjoy the chocolatey brownie goodness of the oatmeal.
Notes
The raw cocoa powder is actually one of the healthiest parts of this dish. While normally, adding chocolate would make the dish unhealthy, adding raw unsweetened cocoa powder is completely different. It comes straight from the cacao bean, so it contains tons of antioxidants, polyphenols, a bit of fiber and some protein too! So you really can’t go wrong with this superfood ingredient. And it tastes just like chocolate when sweetened slightly, so it’s absolutely perfect!


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Pumpkin Creme Brulee

Have no fear, because fall is officially here! Nothing says fall more than pumpkin AND as a dessert too. Thanks to Biggest Loser Resort! Yummo!

 

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Ingredients
  • 1 -1/4 cup Greek style yogurt
  • 1/4 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 package Mori Nu vanilla pudding mix
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dehydrated cane sugar
Directions
  1. In a mixing bowl add the first 6 ingredients thoroughly.
  2. Then split between 6 ramekins (3 oz each).
  3. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  4. Add ½ teaspoon cane sugar to each ramekin.
  5. Torch the sugar to caramelize. Enjoy!


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Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Well well well hello old friend, this can either be the perfect dessert or breakfast. Either way its going to be delicious and high in protein too. Thank you Heartland Spa for this recipe. You won’t regret it!

 

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Ingredients
  • 1-3/4 cups flour, all-purpose
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup bananas, whole
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Spray muffin tins lightly with cooking spray.
  3. Stir first four ingredients in small bowl until blended.
  4. Using electric mixer, beat bananas, honey, peanut butter, eggs, oil, sugar, and vanilla in medium bowl to blend.
  5. Beat in flour mixture.
  6. Divide batter among muffin tins.
  7. Bake approximately 20 minutes.
  8. Transfer muffins to rack to cool.


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Low Fat Turtle Pie

One word…WOAH! Talk about having a splurge, good thing its lowfat or you would need a forklift to get around. Long story short this dessert is turtley awesome 🙂 Thanks to Chef Sam Baker at Movara Fitness Resort.

 

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Ingredients
  • 1 – 1/2 cups plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 package Mori Nu vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/3 cup PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
  • 2 graham crackers
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 8 teaspoons dark chocolate
  • 16 pecans
Method
  1. Melt butter in microwave.
  2. Chop graham crackers in food processor until very fine.
  3. Combine Greek yogurt, PB2 and Mori Nu pudding mix in a blender and blend until a smooth, uniform texture is reached.
  4. Combine the melted butter with the graham crackers and mix.
  5. Place 1 tablespoon graham cracker mix in the bottom of each ramekin, spreading evenly, for the crust
  6. Add 2 oz of the pudding filling on top of the crust.
  7. Garnish this dessert by sprinkling each with 1 teaspoons of shaved or chopped dark
  8. chocolate, and a few pecans.
  9. Chill or serve immediately.
Notes
Mori-Nu pudding mix is a vegan flavor packet developed to be mixed with tofu for creamy desserts. Here is mixed with Greek Yogurt. Mori Nu Pudding mix is available through health food stores, vegan shops, and on Amazon.


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CRANBERRY PEAR CRISP

This tasty little crisp dessert is not only one you don’t have to feel guilty about, but it is one that even your body will thank you for. Special thanks to Canyon Ranch for posting this recipe!

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Ingredients

3 cups pears, peeled, cored and diced
½ cup dried cranberries
2 Tbsp cane sugar
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ tsp ground cinnamon

Topping
1 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
¼ cup whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp canola oil
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground nutmeg
1½ tsp honey
½ cup rolled oats

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly coat 6 ceramic ramekins with canola oil spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together pears, cranberries, sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon until well combined.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients for the topping.
  4. Fill each ramekin with ½ cup pear mixture then top with 2 tablespoons of topping. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until topping is light golden brown. Serve warm.